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Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)

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Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH):


Context:

Indian Health Minister recently participated in PMNCH ‘Accountability Breakfast’ through Video Conference.

The event was co-hosted by the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) and Every Woman Every Child (EWEC).

  • Theme this year was the effort to protect hard earned gains in the field of Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health from the COVID pandemic.

About the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (The Partnership, PMNCH):

Launched in 2005, PMNCH is an alliance of more than 1000 organizations in 77 countries from the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health communities, as well as health influencing sectors.

  • The vision and goals of the new Partnership were outlined in “The Delhi Declaration” – a landmark statement developed by participants of “Lives in the Balance: The Partnership Meeting for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health”, held in New Delhi, India, 7-9 April 2005.

Governance:

The Partnership is governed by a Board, and administered by a Secretariat hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

 Roles and functions:

  • The Partnership provides a platform for organizations to align objectives, strategies and resources, and agree on interventions to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.

Sources: PIB.